Sunday, 13 April 2014

First one to flower...

I don't know the name of this one. I labeled the envelope - Brazilian, small, red, hot. It's a very nice plant. Compact with strong stems. Hope it will set fruit!

Wishing you a nice hot week!

Saturday, 12 April 2014

"Semi jungle"


Honestly, not much to "report". This year's plants are growing fine. And the over-wintered ones are producing fruits, making me wish for fresh ripe chiles peppers for midsummer. :-)

Sitting in my armchair, this is my view...

As Patricia says - this is a jungle. Can't wait until they move out on the balcony.

I agree.......

Wishing you a great weekend!

Sunday, 23 March 2014

March update


End of March already. Today I have been busy repotting some plants. The table in our living room is occupied with pots and plants :-)

Here are some pictures of the plants that I have overintered.

Pequin from Ischia. Very nice. Full of flowers, and some tiny pods.

Goatsweed. This variety is always hard to take pictures of. Somehow the pods are darker than usual.

Dedo de moça. The first "pod". Who knows. Maybe I can pick som peppers for midsummer :-)

Peru yellow. Looking good. Plenty of flowers. Maybe, maybe som pods...

This is a variety from Brazil, that I don't know the name of. I just loved the  distinct patterns on the bottom of the leaves.

Wishing you a nice week to come!

Hot regards,

Saturday, 1 February 2014

Repot again

February 1st. Less than a month since the chile pepper year 2014 started. I repotted some more today. All can still be contained in the same "green house", which is good. Controlled chaos :-)

Soon, some of them will bee to tall to stay in the green house, and move outside. But, more about that later.

Wishing you all a great weekend!

Wednesday, 22 January 2014


I don't know if it is the solar storms or something else. But I had to repot three varieties today. It's the dedo de moça, chocolate scotch bonnet and cheiro that was the biggest ones. Hitting the ceiling in my small mini greenhouse. So now they are ready to grow more :-)

Temperatures expected to drop to -10C tonight. Spring and moving the plants out to the balcony feels distant...

Wishing you all a great week.

Monday, 20 January 2014

Recife, Brazil

Some more old pictures... Well, you can tell it's winter outside, and I enjoy being inside looking at old pictures. This time, from Recife, Brazil.

Some malaguetas and yellow cumari (?)...

And here I am again, with some of the typical bottles with pickled peppers to the right.

More chile peppers! Nice bottles...

Hot regards, Mats

Sunday, 19 January 2014

Salvador, Bahia

Some more old pictures. Back to 2001. Brazil, Bahia - Salvador

Here we are on the way to the market. It's in the yellow house down in the right corner.

Here I am in chile head heaven. Bottles with malaguetas and other pimenta baiana.

Acarajé. Fried stuff in palm oil. Just looking at the picture, I can feel the smell. Wonderful flavours!

I don't remember the name of this market, but it was very inspiring. You see pickled malaguetas and cheiro. And in the basket I think there are some cumari. Actually, I think that one of the cumaris on this picture is the grand parent of the cumari plant that I over-winter this year.

Hot regards,